Mariko Hirata

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In order to develop simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in Italian ryegrass, we constructed a genomic library enriched for (CA)n-containing SSR repeats. A total of 1,544 clones were sequenced, of which 1,044 (67.6%) contained SSR motifs, and 395 unique clones were chosen for primer design. Three hundred and fifty-seven of these clones amplified products of(More)
The genus Zoysia consists of 16 species that are naturally distributed on sea coasts and grasslands around the Pacific. Of these, Zoysia japonica, Zoysia matrella, and Zoysia tenuifolia are grown extensively as turfgrasses, and Z. japonica is also used as forage grass in Japan and other countries in East Asia. To develop simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers(More)
In order to develop simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for sorghum, a total of 2,113 primer pairs were designed from 81,342 public genomic sequence contigs of sorghum [methyl-filtered sequences downloaded from SAMI (Sorghum Assembled Genomic Island)]. After screening eight sorghum lines, 1,758 primers amplifying polymorphisms were identified. Of these(More)
Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonica) and Manila grass (Z. matrella) are the two most important and commonly used Zoysia species. A consensus based SSR linkage map was developed for the genus by combining maps from each species. This used previously constructed maps for two Z. japonica populations and a new map from Z. matrella. The new SSR linkage map for(More)
To construct a high-density molecular linkage map of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam), we used a two-way pseudo-testcross F1 population consisting of 82 individuals to analyze three types of markers: restriction fragment length polymorphism markers, which we detected by using genomic probes from Italian ryegrass as well as heterologous anchor(More)
A consensus genetic linkage map with 447 SSR markers was constructed for zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.), using 86 F1 individuals from the cross ‘Muroran 2’ × ‘Tawarayama Kita 1’. The consensus map identified 22 linkage groups and had a total length of 2,009.9 cM, with an average map density of 4.8 cM. When compared with a previous AFLP-SSR linkage(More)
Ryegrass blast, also called gray leaf spot, is caused by the fungus Pyricularia sp. It is one of the most serious diseases of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) in Japan. We analyzed segregation of resistance in an F1 population from a cross between a resistant and a susceptible cultivar. The disease severity distribution in the F1 population(More)
We screened for a gene that inhibits streptomycin production in Streptomyces griseus when it is introduced on a high-copy-number plasmid pIJ702, and obtained a plasmid pKM545. The introduction of pKM545 abolished streptomycin production on all media tested including YMP-sugar and Nutrient broth. S1 protection analysis demonstrated that the introduction of(More)
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